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The Faulkner Hospital Corporation 

Nelson Curtis 

Charles J. Nichols 

Ingersoll Bowditch, 111 Devonshire Street, Boston 

Mrs. Franklin C. Jillson 

Board of Trustees 
Charles J. Nichols, Chairman 

Nelson Curtis 
Miss Cornelia Bowditch 
Ingersoll Bowditch, Treasurer 
Mrs. Henry B. Chapin 
Miss Emily G. Denny 

Mrs. J. Mott Hallo well 
Herbert L. Hammond 
John T. Hosford 
Andrew J. Peters 
Ernest L. Rueter 

Mrs. F. C. Jillson, Secretary 

Mr. Rueter 

Finance Committee 

Mr. Curtis, Chairman 

Mr. Hammond 

Mr. Curtis 
Mr. Bowditch 

Executive Committee 

Mr. Nichols, Chairman 

Mr. Rueter 
Miss Ladd 
Dr. Balch 

Miss Bowditch 
Miss Ladd 

Training School Committee 

Mrs. Chapin, Chairman 

Mrs. Rueter 
Dr. Young 

Medical and Surgical Staff 

Advisory Physician 
Henry Jackson, M.D 

Medical Staff 

Burton E. Hamilton, M.D. John S. H. Leard, M.D. 

Arthur Cushing, M.D. W. Richard Ohler, M.D. 

Franklin G. Balch, M.D. 

Assistant Surgeons 

Arthur N. Broughton, M.D. Edward L. Young, M.D. 

Horace K. Sowles, M.D. Franklin G. Balch, Jr., M.D. 

Consulting Specialists 

Pathologist and Bacteriologist 
Lawrence W. Smith, M.D. 

L. B. Morrison, M.D. 

James R. Torbert, M.D. 

Orthopedic Surgeon 
Lloyd T. Brown, M.D. 

Calvin B. Faunce, Jr., M.D. 

E. Lawrence Oliver, M.D. 

William W. Howell, M.D. 

Sydney C. Wiggin, M.D. 

Faculty and T^ursing Staff 

Director, School of Nursing 

Frances C. Ladd, R.N. 
Graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital 

Assistant Director 

Hilda M. Torrop, R.N. 
Graduate of The Faulkner Hospital 


Anna L. Hodgkins, R.N. 
Graduate of The Faulkner Hospital 

Night Supervisor 

Ruth M. Kivelle, R.N. 
Graduate of The Faulkner Hospital 

Operating Room Supervisor 

Dorothy Cayford, R.N. 
Graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital 

Obstetrical Supervisor 

Jane Tonkin, R.N. 
Graduate of The Faulkner Hospital 

Assistant Obstetrical Supervisor 

Marion R. Domkowski 
Graduate of The Clinton Hospital 

Medical and Surgical Supervisor 

Catherine F. Graham 
Graduate of The Faulkner Hospital 

Lectures and Instructors 

Frances C. Ladd. R.N. 

Professional Problems 


Personal Hygiene 

Hilda M. Torrop. R.X. 
Obstetrical Nursing 
FListory of Nursing 


Anatomy and Physiology 
Theory and Practice of Nursing 

Dorothy Cayford. R.N. 

Surgical Technique 

Elizabeth E. Sullivan, R.N. 

Materia Medica 
Drugs and Solutions 
Pathology and Bacteriology 

House Officer 

Public Sanitation 

Elizabeth Hatlow 

Harold I. Brown 

Edttin Place, M.D. 
Contagious Diseases 

Franklin G. Balch, Jr., M.D. 
Surgical Diseases 

Robert M. Green, M.D., 

Raymond S. Titus, M.D. 
James C. Janney, M.D. 


Instruction in Pediatrics. Children's Hospital. 

Instruction in Medical and Surgical Nursing and Out-Patient Clinics at the Massachusetts 
General Hospital. 

Instruction in District Nursing. Cambridge Visiting Nursing Association. 

Instruction in Psychiatry. Boston Psychopathic Hospital (elective). 

Suggestions to Candidates 

SCHOOLS of nursing vary as to desirability. Every young 
woman who is considering entering a school of nursing 
should inform herself as to what constitutes a good school, 
otherwise she may find, after spending from two to three years 
of hard work, that she has not had an evenly balanced course 
either in theory or practice. As a graduate she may find herself 
ineligible for many lines of nursing work. A prospective 
applicant should ascertain whether or not a training school is 
registered with the State Board of Nurse Examiners. 

First class schools provide good living conditions, take good 
care of pupils when they are ill, have reasonable hours of duty, 
provide for recreation, offer wide clinical experience, employ 
well-prepared teachers, possess well-equipped classrooms, and 
have a full, well-balanced curriculum. All good schools 
adequately prepare their graduates for surgical, medical, and 
obstetrical nursing, and for the care of sick children. Many 
schools also give electives in mental and contagious nursing, 
and in such specialties as anaesthesia, public health nursing, 
hospital administration, and nursing education. 

Graduates of good schools are eligible to take the examination 
for state registration, to join the national nursing organizations, 
the Red Cross Nursing Service, and the Government Nursing 

The location of a school has much to do with the educational 
and cultural opportunities available to student nurses. The 
prestige of the school, and the standing and accomplishments 
of the alumnae are matters of importance. 

Reliable and unbiased information concerning schools of 
nursing can be obtained from National Headquarters, American 
Nurses Associations, 370 Seventh Avenue, New York City, 
and from the State Board of Nurse Examiners. The office 
of the latter is usually located in the Capitol Building of each 

General Information 

THE Faulkner Hospital was founded in 1903 by Dr. and 
Mrs. Faulkner in memory of their daughter. 

The Hospital is beautifully located on Centre Street, Jamaica 
Plain, opposite the Arnold Arboretum, a district which is in 
part of Boston offering many other educational opportunities. 

The Hospital is directed by a Corporation and Board of 
Trustees and is financed by a fund left by Dr. Faulkner, by 
donations, and receipts of patients. 

There is now a capacity of seventy-five beds with a daily 
average of seventy-four patients. 

The Training School for Nurses was organized the same 
year that the Hospital was established, and offers a three years' 
course to young women desiring to learn the art of nursing. It 
is registered both in Massachusetts and New York States. 
Therefore, our graduates are eligible to take registration 
examinations and to practice as registered nurses in all states. 
Registration is a requirement of nursing organizations such as 
Red Cross, Public Health, administrative and many other 
forms of nursing. 


It is desirable that the prospective student should apply to 
the Superintendent of Nurses in person, accompanied by her 
mother or some relative interested in her welfare. 

All applicants will make application in writing on the blanks 
furnished upon request. A photograph, to be filed with the 
record, should accompany the application. 

Applicants will be interviewed by appointment. 


The best High School education for nursing includes four 
years of English, one year of Elementary Science, at least one 
year of Chemistry, one year of Latin, one year of Biology, 
History and some of the higher Mathematics. 

Age and Physique 

There is no arbitrary rule as to the age at which applicants 
are accepted. The preferable age is between twenty and 
thirty years, although students may be accepted at the age of 


Although good health is a necessity from both the physical 
and mental standpoint, and persons with organic defects cannot 
be received, young women of average strength need not hesitate 

to enter the nursing field. As a precautionary measure, every 
applicant should have a physical examination by her family 
physician. His recommendation regarding tonsils and adenoids 
should be adopted, and all necessary dentistry attended to 
before entrance. The school requires a certificate showing 
vaccination for smallpox within one year of entrance. This 
vaccination should not be left until too short a time before 
entrance. The systematic life, regular habits, keen interest, 
and great enthusiasm often develop physical strength and 
mental poise. However, it is poor policy for an applicant to 
hold a responsible position up to within a short time of entering, 
then use the last days for intensive preparation, and as a result 
come to the school tired. Such a procedure is unfair to both 
student and school. 

Classes will be admitted in September and January. 

Probationary Period — Acceptance 

The preliminary course of probation will extend over a 
period of four months, during which time the student receives 
a basic course in the Theory and Practice of Nursing, which 
is so designed that she may become familiar with the responsi- 
bilities of the Nursing Profession. 

The Director of the School of Nursing decides as to proba- 
tioner's fitness for the work and whether she shall be retained at 
the end of the probationery period. She may also, with the 
approval of the Training School Committee, terminate the 
student's connection at any time for reasons which may seem to 
them sufficient. 

During the probationary period, each student will receive a 
physical examination by a member of the staff, so that if she 
has any organic defect she will not be allowed to continue her 
work to the detriment of her health. In case special shoes, 
or corsets, are prescribed, the student must provide them. 
Nurses are advised to be inoculated against Typhoid Fever. 
An opportunity to receive this treatment will be given during 
the probationary period. 

Hours of Duty 

The nature of hospital work is and always will be such that 
emergencies may arise which will necessitate deviation from the 
prescribed hours of duty. The unreasonable number of hours 
on duty and the great amount of house work often supposed 
to be required of a student belong to a past generation. 

The students have the eight hour duty system. 


Four weeks will be allowed each student each year. The 
date at which vacations are given being subject to the necessities 
of the School and the Hospital. A leave of absence will be 
granted only in very exceptional cases. 


All students when ill are cared for gratuitously for a reasonable 
length of time. If contagious diseases are contracted from 
outside sources necessitating nursing care in a Contagious 
Hospital, the student's guardian must assume the expense. 


The nurses live in an exceptionally attractive home, situated 
on the hospital grounds. It has a good library, class rooms, 
recreation room, diet kitchen and laundry. Each nurse has 
a single room with generous closet space. There is a Student 
Nurses Association and throughout the year the recreational 
side of the student's life is well covered by parties, picnics, 
dances and the glee club. 

The nurses' welfare in the home is cared for by a House 


Examinations are held at the end of each course. The 
general standing of the student is based not only upon the 
result of these examinations, but also upon class work, the 
character of practical work done in the Hospital, and daily 
life and deportment. The passing grade is 75%. Failure to 
maintain a satisfactory standard will be considered a sufficient 
reason for terminating the student's connection with the school. 


No tuition is charged. On entering the school a deposit of 
$15.00 is required which will be applied toward the breakage 
account if the student continues her training and $5.00 for 
laboratory fee. The amount of $20.00 will cover the initial cost of 
books and class outlines for the preliminary period. Throughout 
the course there will be an extra expense for textbooks from 
time to time. 

If for any reason the student leaves the school no part of the 
deposit fee will be returned. 

The student furnishes her own uniforms of material and 
pattern decided upon by the school. 

After the preliminary course is completed, the student is 
given an allowance of $10.00 monthly, to cover expenses of 
uniforms, books and incidentals. A student should have at 
least $100.00 for additional expenses during training. 


Accommodation in the Nurses' Home and a reasonable amount 
of laundry will be furnished each student throughout the 
three years of training. Beyond this the expense must be a 
matter of personal adjustment, bearing in mind such points 
as travelling expenses (vacation), replenishing of wardrobe 
and expenses incidental to life in a student body. 

Probationers' Equipment 

Directions for making uniforms and aprons will be enclosed 
in the acceptance letter. The following articles are necessary: 

Four uniforms like sample. 

Fourteen aprons, according to the required pattern. 

Four sets of plain, durable underclothing. 

Two pairs of comfortable black shoes, with low, broad 
rubber heels and a straight inner line. They should not be 
new, as shoes may be prescribed if deemed necessary before 
acceptance into the School. 

Bath robe, slippers and a washable bed jacket. 

Two laundry bags (washable material). 

Raincoat, rubbers and umbrella. 

One pair of 6-inch bandage scissors (marked). 

One fountain pen and metal pencil. 

One small flash light. 

One middy blouse and pair of gymnasium bloomers. 

Watch with second hand (wrist watch not allowed). 

All clothing must be marked with owner's name in full. 

One simple party dress. 

Three blankets are supplied by the Hospital. Any extra 
covering must be provided by the nurse. 

After acceptance into the school, each student is required to 
purchase a regulation cape — cost $14.00. 


Course of Study 


Anatomy and Physiology (84 Hours) 

A study of the structure and functions of the normal body. 
Instruction is given by means of lectures, demonstrations, 
recitations and laboratory work. 

Nubsing Principles and Practice (106 Hours) 

This course is designed to give a clear understanding of the 
fundamental principles of nursing; to develop habits of ob- 
servation, system, economy, and to establish a finished technique 
in nursing practice. Instruction is given by means of lectures, 
recitations, demonstrations and practice periods under direct 
supervision, both in the classrooms and on the wards. This 
includes the eight hour course in Hospital Housekeeping to 
teach responsibility for the patients' surroundings. 

Ethics (10 Hours) 

A series of talks concerning the principles of nursing ethics 
and etiquette and their relation to nurses' work. 

Drugs and Solutions (16 Hours) 

A study of apothecaries' and metric systems. The prepara- 
tion and use of solutions used on the wards. 

Lectures, Recitations and Laboratory work. 

Bacteriology (24 Hours) 

A study of micro-organisms, particularly as they affect the 
human body. Methods and conditions of growth, sources and 
modes of infection, also immunity, vaccines and serums. 
Lectures, Recitations and Laboratory work. 

Chemistry (16 Hours) 

A course intended to give the student a more intelligent, 
practical application of chemistry, as applied to dietetics, 
materia medica, physiology and general nursing subjects. 

Dietetics (32 Hours) 

A study dealing with food principles and the nutritive value, 
food productions, principles of cookery, and preparation of 
beverages. The course is supplemented by six weeks in the diet 


kitchen, where practice is given in the preparation of special 
diets, infants' formulae, setting and serving of trays. Ex- 
cursions are made to market under supervision of the dietitian. 
Lectures and Laboratory Work. 

Personal Hygiene (8 Hours) 

Corrective Exercises (8 Hours) 

The aim is to impress upon the student the paramount im- 
portance of good health and to help her form sound health 
habits; to show the close relationship between hygiene and all 
nursing work in the promotion of health and to emphasize her 
opportunities as teacher of personal and public hygiene. 

History of Nursing (10 Hours) 

This course is intended to teach something of the splendid 
History of Nursing, and of the great leaders who have established 
the traditions and ideals of nursing and to present some of the 
opportunities which are open to the nurse in the future. 

Bandaging (10 Hours) 

Instruction is given in materials used, and methods of apply- 
ing various bandages and their purpose. 

The Junior ^erm 

Massage (16 Hours) 

Includes demonstration and practical work in massage and 

Surgical Diseases (27 Hours) 

To give a good general knowledge of the principle surgical 
diseases, their Etiology, Symptoms, pre-operative, operative and 
post-operative treatment. 

This course includes gynecological and orthopedic conditions. 

Elements of Pathology (8 Hours) 

The causes of disease, the common disease processes, and the 
significance of tests are taught by lectures and laboratory work. 

Advance Theory of Nursing (16 Hours) 

The general aims are similar to those outlined under ele- 
mentary nursing but the subjects taught require more knowledge, 
experience and skill. 


Materia Medica (20 Hours) 

A study of drugs from the standpoint of their therapeutic 
action, dosage administration and toxicology. 

The Intermediate Year 

Medical Diseases (30 Hours) 

The aim of this course is to give the student an understanding 
of the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of the 
more common medical diseases, that she may intelligently care 
for her patients. 

This training is obtained by affiliation with the Massachusetts 
General Hospital. 

DlETOTHERAPY (16 Hours) 

This course is to teach the application of the fundamental 
principles of cookery and nutrition to the dietary treatment of 
the more common special diseases. 

Obstetrics (40 Hours) 

This instruction includes pre-natal and post-partum care of 
the mother and the care of the infant. 

Communicable Diseases (10 Hours) 

A thorough study of the causes and the symptoms of com- 
municable diseases, with the underlying principles of the 
prevention; and the nursing care. 

Neurological and Mental Diseases (16 Hours) 

The aim of this course is to teach the student nurse something 
of the causes of mental illness and the nursing care. The 
classes are taught by a specialist and all students receive this 
instruction who are not given the elective course of three months 
at the Boston Psychopathic Hospital. 

Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (8 Hours) 

Includes the disease, treatment and nursing care of these 

Sanitation (10 Hours) 

The student is taught a knowledge of the methods used in the 
protection of Public Health by the supervision of food supplies 
and the disposal of waste. 


The Senior Year 

Pediatrics (40 Hours) 

This instruction is given while the student is on an affiliation 
at the Children's Hospital. 

An endeavor is made to teach the student how to apply 
nursing methods to the sick child; this care also includes the 
instruction in the making of Infants' formula. 

Operating Room Technique (8 Hours) 

A course which teaches the principles of sterilization, pre- 
operative, post-operative and operating technique. 

Professional Problems and Opportunities (8 Hours) 

A study of ethical problems of the graduate nurse and a 
survey of the opportunities, and the necessary qualifications 
for entrance into the various fields of nursing. 

Special Lectures (10 Hours) 

The nursing field is so closely related to other health and 
social endeavors that Introductory Lectures are necessary to 
acquaint the nurse with her co-workers. 

These classes are given by Specialists in their various fields 
such as Public Health, Social Service, Occupational Therapy 
and many others. 

District Nursing Affiliation 

(a) Cambridge Visiting Nursing Association. 

(b) Dedham Emergency Nursing Association. 

Time— 2 Months